Kansas GOP votes to oppose validating transgender identity

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Republican Party has approved a resolution that opposes “all efforts to validate transgender identity,” including opposing any medical treatments to alter a person’s body to conform with his or her perceived gender identity.

The resolution, approved Saturday by the party’s state committed during its annual meeting in Wichita, said the GOP affirms “God’s design for gender as determined by biological sex and not by self-perception,” The Wichita Eagle reported . The resolution was approved on a voice vote by the committee, which includes about 180 people.

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Survey asks child advocates about treatment of gay couples

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Less than a quarter of the court-appointed advocates for abused and neglected children surveyed by state auditors said that prospective same-sex parents are treated differently than heterosexual couples in the state’s foster care system.

The Topeka Capital Journal reports that the former head of the state Department for Children and Families said in a response that the survey fails to support allegations of LGBT bias. But the leader of the state’s most prominent LGBT group said it hopes the report persuades lawmakers to order a more thorough audit of the foster care system.

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